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TAKE ACTION NOW - Stop the September 21st Execution of Troy Davis !!


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Naoko
- 1185 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Urgent !! Yet another petition @Amnesty International



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Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:36 am

Thank you, Naoko! Have signed and will help circulate this.

 

Naoko I. (260)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:40 am
Thanks, Carole. No more green star for you this week...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:49 am
Thank you for taking action.Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.
I guess the" quality of mercy IS strained" in the South.
 

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:01 am
Done :-)
 

Beth FS (149)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:09 am
Signed., thanks Carole for the message and Naoko for the post.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:10 am
Thanks Naoko for posting anf Carole for forwarding. Signed and Noted.
 

Edwin M. (356)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:22 am
With 7 of the 9 witnesses recanting their original statements and no physical evidence connecting Mr Davis to the crime I don't understand the reticence of the parole board to grant clemency to Mr Davis. If they refuse to grant clemency because they don't want to admit that they were wrong in their sentencing Mr Davis as the killer of the police officer isn't it better to be wrong than to send an innocent man to his death. If they refuse to grant clemency each and every member of the parole board should be held responsible and they will be guilty of murder themselves.
 

Scott Freewheeler (45)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:24 am
Signed. Thank you Carole.
 

Scott Freewheeler (45)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:26 am
And thank you Naoko!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:27 am
Signed. Thanks for posting Naoko and thanks Carole, for the forward.
 

Sandra T. (126)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:29 am
Action taken,thanks for following this up dear Naoko.Many blessings :)))
 

Surunatik WTF (38)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:31 am
This is unbelievable. These so-called lawmakers should be charged with his death, if it is not stopped. Is there time for Obama to grant a pardon?
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:33 am
Thank you for taking action.
Signed, noted and posted to FB.
With this murder of a very possibly INNOCENT man, we truly are the New Rome.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:35 am
I am deeply saddened that my Country and the people of my Country continue to march on the road of death.
I too will forward along......let it not be on my hands that I didn't try to do something to prevent this. Naoko I do commend you for your efforts.
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:39 am

I feel the same way, Sheryl . . . I could NOT forgive myself if I didn't do ALL that I could not to stop this travesty!

 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:50 am
Signed already, thank you Naoko and Just. Indeed, it must be difficult being an American citizen knowing that the justice system does not function as intended. Today Troy Davis tomorrow who? Disturbing.
 

Ben Oscarsito (349)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:58 am
Signed, signed, signed, signed, and signed quite a few petitions...
You said it Sheryl, and Carole!
Now I don't know what to do but forward this message to as many as possible...
 

Richard Zane Smith (86)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:15 am
thanks...signed again!
its next to impossible for the Justice Dept. to admit
it made a mistake
 

Joanna D. (216)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:17 am
Alert from NCADP

URGENT

Right now, please immediately act and urge the parole board to reconsider their decision. Please politely e-mail the board members at or fax their office at (404) 651-8502.

Then, click here to join us in calling on the Board to reconsider its decision, and on the Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm to do the right thing. They have until the final moments before Troy's scheduled execution to put the brakes on this runaway justice system.


Thx Carole & Naoko
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:17 am
Thank you Naoko for posting and thank you to Ben and Dandelion for forwarding. Action taken and have taken all the actions I can find. I do not understand why this is happening. Makes one fear for their own safety, doesn;t it? Wrong place, wrong time and this could be your fate. We must work to abolish the death penalty in all states.
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:19 am
signed and sent on - I don’t know the answer, but somehow we must find a way to stop the knuckle dragging mentally challenged of America. There must be a way to help them find a saner path for humanity and justice to travel.
 

Ben Oscarsito (349)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:28 am
Now we have a golden opportunity to see the power of
16,7 MILLION CARE2 MEMBERS DOING GOOD!!!
(Yes, I'm sarcastic, but what if we actually were ONE million members...???)
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:33 am
Wouldn't it be good Ben if at least the ones who see this and know of it would take the time to pass it along. I think we could get a good many signatures, but too many will not even do that. I'd rather see it hit my message box a dozen times then not at all. We are trying to save a life here, I think that is very important.
 

Joanna D. (216)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:35 am


EXECUTE JUSTICE NOT PEOPLE

I'm against the "killing in the name of" (yeah I have no idea what?)
- and I can't understand WHY USA ??????????

Wake up and abolish the death penalty !!



 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:35 am
ok done, i usually dont post any 'people' petitions in my daily posting lists but ill post this one with my animal petitions :)
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:37 am
Signed, Thanks Naoko.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:40 am
Thank you, signed and noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:42 am
signed and noted
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:55 am
Noted and signed. When past witnesses change their testimony, the guy deserves another chance.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:56 am
Thank you for taking action

Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.

Amnesty International works worldwide to defend human rights and uphold human dignity. We need your support now more than ever.
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:00 am
I signed, of course, and will pass it along. But I think it's clear by now to the board and to anyone else involved where we petitioners stand on this issue. When I learned that the "victim" was a police officer, I knew that it was a pretty slim chance that any petitions would be very effective. It's a damned shame that one person's life is so much more important than another's. If this man is innocent, which is very possible apparently, what will the relatives of the victim feel? We have got to go beyond each individual person's fate on death row and realize it is NEVER right morally to kill another person deliberately if not threatened personally & imminently (and perhaps that is even in question). There are a lot of brave public servants out there on the police forces and fire houses of the world. They choose their work and they do it for their own reasons and know the dangers involved. The law should not uphold the "blue brotherhood" that avenges the death of its brothers. It seems that is what is happening with this board which could have just as easily saved a life here.
 

Erin R. (173)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:01 am
signed
 

Elle B. (82)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:04 am
Signed..forwarded and callling everyone I can again and again. Thank-you Naoko. Thank-you for the forward Carole. My daughter just told me the news --I said OK I'm going on line right now--there will be an urgent message in my Care2 box from Carole. I know there are multiple messages waiting in my private email account on this but it is an honor to act with those in the Care2 community.

http://www.pap.state.ga.us/opencms/export/sites/default/resources/Davis_Order0001.pdf [July 16, 2007] stay of execution stating:

". . .WHEREAS: The members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guild of the accused; and, . ." "NO DOUBT"

Site with list of national media contacts:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

Call/contact local media too and your elected officials--they can't stop it personally but can make their own calls.

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/State.shtml (Governors and State contacts)
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
www.gpoaccess.gov/pictorial (pictures if you've seen person but forgot name or vice versa)

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2011?
http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/
http://internationaldayofpeace.org/contact.html

I don't have adequate words so here are a few from others well spoken:

“...oppression is as American as apple pie... ” ― Audre Lorde

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.” ― Mohandus K. Gandhi

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” ― John F. Kennedy









 

Brittany D. (28)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:05 am
signed
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:08 am
I heard this on Amy's show. This is yet another sad and shameful day in America! Sharing. Praying!
 

Lone Wolf (1421)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:16 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:19 am
Thank you, Naoko, and Just * for bringing this to our attention.
Noted and signed, of course.
May the God of us all, whatever name one uses, protect you, Troy Davis.
 

Beverley Phillips (34)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:21 am
http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=12137&utm_source=aiuk&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=deathpenalty&utm_content=troy2_priorityact

Here is the UK link too.
 

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:33 am
Signed and shared on FB.
 

Jim Phillips (3201)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:37 am
Petition already signed.

Ty, Naoko I.
.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:38 am
Signed Ty
 

Esther Z. (96)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:45 am
Noted, signed, posted on FB.
 

(0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:46 am
Signed, thanks Naoko and Ben for the forward.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:58 am
Signed and Noted thank you Naoko!
 

Bee S. (206)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:58 am
signed one more. no words, Naoko & Bengt
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:26 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Naoko. Thanks to all my friends who forwarded this to me
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:33 am
Thank you Naoko and Carole,.. signed, shared, FBed .... My hope is fading, though.. impeach a board of no pardon and parole that acts-IF at all- only on massive public pressure. I feel like having received my own death sentence... God bless you Troy.
 

lucy b. (36)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:36 am
An angel did visit me and did tell me that the key to heaven's door is Compassion. It seems that there will be many existing today that I will not see in Heaven, and many whom I will - you know who you are, you are the meek and the kind and the loving. The 'rightious' have judged themselves so, but they themselves have not yet been judged and will need to learn humility before a greater power, - -The willful taking of a life is morally wrong.
 

Eileen Novak (444)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:38 am
Dead cop-black guy- somebody's going to pay- wonkie trial-death penalty - machine is clogged

Wonkie trial- phooey witnesses-confession-doubt-exposure-public anger-embarrassment-denial-death looming-machine chugs along

The powers-that-be spend more time and energy protecting each other, and patching a broken prison machine than they do on protecting "justice." Can barely use the word in conjunction with our legal system. I'm still holding on to the hope that Troy will get a last-minute call from the governor stopping the execution, like I see in the movies. Unfortunately, this isn't a movie, albeit the "facts" make is seem fictional.

No idea how many petitions I've signed. Sent about a dozen emails, some of which got auto-respond emails back. It's so frustrating, I could cry. CLEARLY a mistrial in "justice" going on here.

What everyone needs to keep in mind - YOU could be the next railroaded Troy. Think about it.

Bear-hugs to all of you who've commented above. Your reasonableness and clarity does give me some hope.
 

Judy C. (100)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:42 am
Thank you to Carole and to Naoko. If Mr. Davis is executed, it will be a sad, dark day in our history.
 

Laura H. (903)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:43 am
Noted, signed, and praying.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:45 am
Signed and noted! I agree with Eileen's post above me! Bright Blessings to all involved!
 

Barbara K. (75)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:51 am
Signed again. And again: It is better to let 10 guilty men live than to kill one innocent person. They talk about shell casings. Well shell casings can be left by anyone at any time, he had no weapon, never found one, how do they know who dropped those casings?
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:05 pm
Signed ~ This must not happen ! Thank you Naoko.
 

Jane H. (138)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:20 pm
noted and signed.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:20 pm
Tax dolllars are going to kill a man on September 21st ~ the NTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.
What a crying shame.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:23 pm
This will not be justice. The death penalty has too many flaws. Innocence becomes food for the Jackals. May sanity prevail before it's too late for Troy and others like him.
 

M Away M. (461)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:24 pm
Naoko, thank you for getting this out have signed a ton of petition, but missed this one...and Just "C" thank you dear for the forward..
 

John Gregoire (262)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:34 pm
Done -thanks you for making us aware of this one.
 

John Gregoire (262)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:35 pm
Shared this with like minded folks.
 

Courtney V. (18)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:35 pm
Signed, the death plenty is never right.
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:49 pm
Thank you for taking action
Thanks Naoko & Jerry B. for the forward!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:50 pm
----------------------------------------
Something Else You Can Do To Help Troy Anthony Davis - Write Pres. Jimmy Carter


Below is the letter to Jimmy Carter that I said was appended to my last update. Please use and forward it as well!



September [DATE], 2011



By Fax: (404) 651-8502



Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles

Atlanta, GA



Dear Board Members:



By Fax: (404) 331-0283, (404) 420-5169

info@cartercenter.org



Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carter

The Carter Center

One Copenhill

453 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30307



Re: URGENT - EXECUTION OF TROY ANTHONY DAVIS



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Carter:



As you may know, a final Warrant for Execution for Georgia native, Troy Anthony Davis, was signed last week. He is scheduled to be executed September 21st. Until the people of prominence who've gotten involved with Davis intercede with the DA on behalf of the actual murderer of Officer Mark MacPhail, Redd Coles, to set up a plea deal for him for life in prison instead of the death penalty, he has no incentive to turn himself in, which is the last, best hope for Troy’s release and the only way the DA's office can save face. To my knowledge, this has not been tried by the ministers involved in this case, who are several (one of whom, a UCC minister, Rev. Marvin Morgan, even offered to die in Troy’s place, as you may know). I thought it was one of the main jobs of a Christian minister to help those who've done wrong learn the power of forgiveness by accepting responsibility for their actions. Why can't those ministers who've been involved with Troy act as a delegation and go talk to Coles and DA Larry Chisolm?



Please - will you contact Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton, or the afore-mentioned UCC minister and ask them to do these things? Coles' cousin (whose husband testified against him at Troy's ludicrous evidentiary hearing last June) has been trying to get Coles to turn himself in for a long time; I'm sure she would appreciate some help, and I know Troy would.



Thank you (for all you do).



Yours most sincerely,



[YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS]
 

Bill Eagle (31)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:54 pm
Why is it that these "conservatives" are opposed to abortion, but have no problem with taking adult lives? They claim to have compassion for the unborn, but don't seem to care about the living.
I thought that under our legal system, a person is innocent until proven to be guilty. The proof of guilt here is minimal. How can a civilized country allow this sort of thing to happen?
 

Antonio M. (129)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:08 pm
Signed and noted. Here, in the most West side of Europe, Portugal, we haven't the Death Plenty since the 19 Century!

Thank you Naoko!
 

Angelica C. (84)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:09 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Gitte Loeyche (28)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:18 pm
This is horrible! The murder will be committed by the state of Georgia. Has it become a question of not losing face?
 

Kamila A. (141)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:23 pm
send an email to governor of Georgia: http://www.georgia.gov/00/gov/contact_us/0, 2657, 165937316_166563415, 00.html
 

Michela m. (3955)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:26 pm
SIGNED MORE THAN ONCE and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:37 pm
Done, done, DONE - but WILL do again, no matter how many times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "quality of mercy IS strained in the South"?? They have NO mercy, so forget about any quality!! Disgusting US of A country will most definitely stuff up the International Day of Peace - you can bet your last whatever on that!!!! Time everyone involved in the 'justice' system be put on trial for their judgemnet errors - and there are MANY! May they all rot in hell!
 

Sinikka D. (141)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:49 pm
Noted and action taken. Thanks Naoko!
 

. (1)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 1:54 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Naoko.
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:07 pm
noted signed circulated
 

Deborah B. (65)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:08 pm
Noted and Signed.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:16 pm
Where did my comment go???? Weird!

Cheers Naoko... Dandelion and Ben for the fwd...

Signed all the petitions, FBed, Tweeted, retweeted, emailed and messaged.... Please there has to be hope...

Thanks for the new one Alice... will do that one too.

There can be only one word... Clemency!! Georgia do you hear that!! Clemency!!
 

Elizabeth P. (99)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:21 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Beth M. (244)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:24 pm
Signed.
 

Mariette G. (151)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:44 pm
Signed every petition available! This is a very sad day! I am praying for Troy and his family! Thanks Naoko!
 

Sandy G. (35)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 2:46 pm
Signed!
 

Mary T. (185)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:02 pm
Thanks so much for posting this, I have signed every petition on this and signed this one also, Also will share as I did with the others, Has the people in this country grown so coldhearted to allow this to go on, Another Black Mark for our country.
 

Tysu Jung (2)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:05 pm
Signed.
 

Elias Ayad (49)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:23 pm
Sure I will sign, Thank you Naoko for posting this and for my friends who told me about it.
EA
 

Liz Gillard (100)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:26 pm
Noted and gladly signed,keeping Troy in my prayers and praying for a miracle that he will not be executed.Thank you Mary for the forward and Naoko for all you are doing.Liz
 

Terry King (109)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:45 pm
Action taken again and again and again... This execution must not happen!
 

Pat B. (354)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:53 pm
Thank you, Naoko. I just read about this in the local paper. Signed!!! Passing on to others.
 

Jean C. (18)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:21 pm
Just some government officials flexing their muscles - bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Lyn Z. (290)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:23 pm
Noted & Signed
 

michael sullivan (1022)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:25 pm
noted and signed -- hopefully our actions here will stay troy's execution!
 

Barb Knight (1680)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:33 pm
Noted signed, & still praying for a Troy Miracle!! Thank you Naoko for doing this post in Troy's honor....
 

Michael Carney (212)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:43 pm
Noted, and signed...I've signed, written and made phone calls, apparently, when the State decides to murder someone, it's Ok...I just don't understand with the amount of reasonable doubt regarding this case, why is the State of georgia so determined to murder this man? God Bless you Troy...If they execute Mr. Davis, then the nest person who should be charged with Murder is that District Attorney, who won't ask the Judge to revoke the Death Warrent, I think we as Citizens should be able to charge the State officials, and the District Attorney with murdering Troy Davis...
 

Patricia W. (94)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:48 pm
Already signed. TY Naoko.
 

(0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 4:59 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.
 

Constance F. (431)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:11 pm
Sickening. Signed. Forwarding.
 

Mike S. (86)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:41 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you for posting Naoko, and for the forward Carole.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:44 pm
Facebook page: WE ARE Troy Davis: Stop the Execution
Actions, rallies, news... excellent resource!

NCADP: Devoted to Abolishing Capital Punishment.
NCADP lists every upcoming execution on the top right side of its web page, and you can click on each name to learn more and take action via our State Affiliate where the execution is scheduled.

Articles:

Georgia Senator Joins SCHR to Urge Execution Staff to Strike & Refuse to Kill Troy Davis
Date of Publication: 09/20/2011
Atlanta – Today, the day before Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection, Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort and Southern Center for Human Rights Executive Director Sara Totonchi have issued a joint statement calling upon the individuals charged with carrying out the execution to refuse to participate in the killing of a possibly innocent man.

 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:46 pm
Petitions, Sep 20:

Amnesty USA: Keep fighting for Troy.
Join us in calling on the Board to reconsider its decision, and on the Chatham County (Savannah) District Attorney Larry Chisolm to do the right thing. They have until the final moments before Troy's scheduled execution to put the brakes on this runaway justice system.

NAACP: Tell District Attorney Larry Chisolm that he has to intercede.
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm is the man who requested the death warrant against Troy Davis. He's the glue that holds the case together and, even after today's news, he remains in a unique position to petition the judge to withdraw the death warrant against Troy. It's a long shot, but it's Troy's best hope.

Amnesty UK: Don't execute Troy Davis.
There is an alternative to execution. There remains simply too much doubt to execute Troy Davis.

Death Penalty Focus: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
Please take a moment to send a letter to the Georgia parole board and District Attorney Larry Chisolm and ask them to reconsider their decision.

Death Penalty: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
Time is running out. There are only 24 hours left to stop the execution and we must act now. Please urge them to reconsider.

The Innocence Project: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis.
We were extremely disappointed to learn this morning that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles had denied Davis’ clemency request. But the Chatham County District Attorney has the power to stop the execution, and we’re urging him to do so.

Equal Justice USA: Stop the execution of Troy Davis
We have one more day to remind Georgia authorities that execution in the face of doubt is unconscionable.
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:47 pm
Signed. Thank you Naoko and Constance.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:48 pm
Older petitions, block 1:

Amnesty USA: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

Amnesty UK: Troy Davis: Especially when there’s doubt, don’t execute

NAACP: Help Stop Troy Davis' Execution Now

NAACP: Don't let them kill Troy Davis

NAACP: Help Stop Troy Davis' Execution

IA Center: Stop Sept 21 Execution of Troy Davis! Campaign

Campaign to Free Troy Davis: Free Troy

The PetitionSite: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!

The PetitionSite: Troy Davis once Again Up for Execution
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:49 pm
Older petitions, block 2:

ACLU: Sign the Petition: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

ColorOfChange: Save Troy Davis' life

InnocenceMatters: Free Troy Davis

Change.org: Appeals for Clemency and Reprieve from Execution for Troy Anthony Davis

Change.org: Georgia must re-try Troy Davis USA citizens only

Change.org: Innocent until proven guilty USA citizens only

Death Penalty Focus: Oppose the Death Penalty for Troy Davis

Amnesty CA: Troy Davis: Facing imminent execution in Georgia despite serious doubts in his case

Change.org: State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles: Grant clemency to my brother, Troy Davis
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:50 pm
Older petitions, block 3:

NAACP: Help Save Troy Davis

Innocence Project: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Faithful America: Too Much Doubt: Save Troy Davis's Life

Death Penalty Focus: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Death Penalty Focus: Innocence Matters: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

ForceChange: Innocent Man Scheduled to be Executed in Less than One Week

Change.org: Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn

Amnesty UK: Don't execute Troy Davis
 

Tomoko Harris (83)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:56 pm
I note and sign! If he dies that will be dread injustice and bad karma for Georgia!
 

Kris B. (136)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:00 pm
They are not looking at the facts because it was an off duty officer and they want to make a statement. Who cares if it is the right person or not. Justice is served. This guy has already spent 20 years in jail.
I hope signing will make a difference.
 

Patricia E. G. (56)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:15 pm
I too have signed every petition put forth on Troy Davis' behalf.
I am not completely astounded by the denied clemency, for this
is the Good-Ole-Boy Network. The same mentality that shoots
wolves and slaughters horses. I pray for a reprieve and I hope
a re-trial will free this innocent man.
 

Fran away F. (117)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:36 pm
I pray that this illegal, horribly unjust sentence won't be carried out! Petition signed, noted and shared. Thank you, Naoko! Thanks, Edwin and Ruth, for the forwards, and Jelica for adding the Amnesty UK petition, which I have signed in addition to the others.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:43 pm
Already signed...thanks to everyone
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:52 pm
 
From Color of Change:
 
1. Sign the petition demanding that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole reconsider its decision and grant Troy clemency. It reads: "In the face of overwhelming evidence which indicates that Troy Davis may be innocent, justice demands that you immediately reconsider your decision in his case and grant Troy Davis clemency."
 
2. Sign the petition to Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm and Judge Penny Freesemann, which reads: "With no other barriers between Troy Davis and the death chamber, we call on you to take all necessary steps to stop Troy Davis' execution."
 
3. Forward this email to your friends and family, and encourage them to take action.
 
You will automatically sign the petitions by clicking the link below:
 
http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/keepfighting
 
 
 
 

Carlene V. (203)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:52 pm
Signed and noted. I cannot believe they will carry out this extreme unjustice on this apparently innocent man.
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:05 pm
 
Death Be Not Cheap
(Harvard Law and Policy Review - September 20,2011)
 
Death is in the news! Hot on the heels of Rick Perry’s avowed affection for the death penalty, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Duane Buck, a Texas man so close to execution he had already eaten his last meal. Buck does not dispute his conviction, but rather disputes his death sentence. During the sentencing phase of his trial, a prosecution expert told the jury that death, and not life in prison, was appropriate because black people are more likely to commit future violent crimes.
 
If that seems excessive, keep in mind that it’s only one example of the strained calculus that goes into death sentences. Here’s another one: juries for trials in which death is a sentencing option are already biased because jurors who could not sentence someone to death are excused with cause.
 
California was all set to join the sixteen other states that have abolished the death penalty, but last month, the California Senate killed a bill that would have put death penalty abolition on the November 2012 ballot for voters to approve through our state’s wacky initiative process.
 
In place of the initiative comes Taxpayers for Justice, which has a new angle when it comes to outlawing the death penalty. In these days of austerity, cash-strapped states might want to consider something even more radical than legalizing marijuana to make ends meet: outlawing executions. The death penalty is many times more expensive than even incarceration for life. In Texas, for example, the average death penalty case costs the state $2.3 million, about three times more than it costs to imprison a single person for 40 years. That’s thanks to the high cost of appeals, which death row inmates are graciously afforded. It’s also attributed to the death penalty being a poor man’s game; very, very rarely are wealthy or even middle-class people sentenced to death, meaning that the state is paying for their defense.
 
Since 1978, when the state’s death penalty statute was altered to make the death penalty constitutional, California has executed only thirteen people. Total cost? Possibly $4 billion, according to a study published over the summer by Ninth Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcon and Loyola Law School Professor Paula M. Mitchell. That’s given an estimate of $308 million in security costs and legal fees for each of the thirteen executions. The cost for death row itself is possibly $184 million each year (or, in other words, over three million new school textbooks. Just sayin’).
 
The strained explanations, massive spending, and doublethink on the death penalty reflect what Occam knew only too well: we just shouldn’t have a death penalty. How odd, as Slate contributor Dalia Lithwick points out, that conservatives like Gov. Perry don’t trust the government to build a freeway correctly but possess unequivocal confidence in its ability to end the life of the right guy, every time. Want to cut some state budgets? End the death penalty.
 
It’s moral and pragmatic!
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:15 pm
Taken careof..
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:30 pm
Its noted.
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:37 pm
 
Troy Davis Execution: Prison Workers Urged to Refuse Death Order
 
Troy Davis Supporters are asking the prison workers who are scheduled to administer his lethal injection tomorrow at 7p.m. to abandon their posts, and go on strike.
 
“I am calling for a general strike or sick-out by all but a skeleton staff of the Georgia Diagnostic Prison on September 21st, 2011. I say to the prison staff: If you work on that day, you will enable the prison to carry out the execution of a possibly innocent man,” said Georgia Senator Vincent Fort.
 
Fort, then asked in his statement for Georgia Diagnostic Prison Warden Carl Humphrey to protect Davis, and not allow the lethal injection to carry out.
 
“I specifically call on Georgia Diagnostic Prison Warden Carl Humphrey to refuse to carry out the execution of Troy Davis, because he may be innocent. Warden Humphrey, remember your humanity. You have the power to stop this immoral execution. Use it!”
 
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:40 pm
NAACP:
A Moment of Solidarity and Prayer for Troy Davies
Please stand with Troy and his family. Join NAACP activists around the country in an evening of solidarity, prayer and fasting on Wednesday, September 21st.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:43 pm
Missing Link: A Moment of Solidarity and Prayer for Troy Davies
Please stand with Troy and his family. Join NAACP activists around the country in an evening of solidarity, prayer and fasting on Wednesday, September 21st.
 

Penelope Ryan (175)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:54 pm
Iam horrified at the thought of kiling an innocent!
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:08 pm
I, too have signed every petition that has come my way. Time is growing short.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:18 pm
Please STOP!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:22 pm
signed and let's keep praying for Troy..................
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:28 pm
Noted and signed, again and again. It upsets me that this group of jerks can't do the right thing, the humane thing..........and no doubt they go to church each Sunday and say they are "christians."
 

James W. (268)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:29 pm
Done & Done
 

Gary A L. (137)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:40 pm
signed and noted
 

Edith B. (145)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:51 pm
I have signed six different petitionsk, including this one, they have received hundreds of thousands of signatures, but it appears they are not going to grant clemency. This is totally beyond belief.
 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:06 pm
no doubt signed
Ben & Dandelion G. i agree with you
noted with hope
thank you ALL...
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 9:58 pm
 
Breaking: Troy Davis denied clemency
September 20, 2011
 
One last way to take action to save Troy Davis’ life is to sign this petition from Amnesty International to Chatham County District Attorney, Larry Chisolm, who has the power to withdraw the death warrant and support clemency. Or contact the DA’s office directly at: Telephone: 912-652-7308 Fax: 912-652-7328. Also, call Judge Penny Freesemann at Telephone: 912-652-7252 who has to accept the DA’s withdrawal.
 
 
 

Regina P. (79)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:03 pm
Noted., already signed. thanks
 

TomCat S. (231)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:17 pm
Had already signed and I called the Georgia Parole Board this morning.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:27 pm
noted and signed.... abolish death penalty
 

Emily Drew (88)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:20 pm
Noted and signed thank you!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:25 pm
Already signed earlier lets keep our finger cross and pray this all we can do at present
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:58 pm
@ Ben O...thanks Ben, your first email to me sure laid it out correctly!
I have done EVERYTHING, and called EVERYONE possible. The board is now refusing emails, as I have been getting them returned as undeliverable. They are done listening.
Please find a rally or prayer/vigil near you and attend.
I for one will not "..go quietly into that good night".
I thank uou all for your tireless dedication and compassion. PAX NAMASTE' ONE LOVE
Thank you Naoko.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:05 am
Have signed everything in sight.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:28 am
Have forwarded to everybody I know.
 

alicia m. (100)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:29 am
done, gracias Ben
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:29 am
Have signed everything in sight, and just left a message the medical people to not participate.
 

Arild Warud (169)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:21 am
One more petition signed,let's hope someone will listen this timealso shared on FB,thanks Naoko.
 

Kathy Chadwell (365)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:27 am
Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.

Signed, I will pray for him
 

Patrisius Dua (21)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:19 am
you have hurt the law because it will tarnish your face. Your life will not be quiet because the execution of an innocent man to death.
 

Sharon Balloch (132)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:21 am
Been a few times here in Canada that I wished we had the death penalty but right now I understand that we are blessed to not have it, and I will always stand against it now, for fear of run away justice like I am seeing here. This is heartbreaking and I can not even imagine what his Mom is going though..
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:55 am
How can it be legal to execute people in a democracy? How can we then justify our complaints to non-democracies and what they are doing? This man should be parden in the name of democracy! On top of this, USA has executed a lot of innocent people in the past and what does that say about the people who has made that decition?
 

Patrisius Dua (21)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:56 am
review your decision. In doubt no one dared to take a decision because it involves someone's life. Please .... learned back to the bright spot settlement. Justice is the supreme law.
 

Calle J. (70)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:00 am

Thank you Naoko!
Isn't it a shame a society killing (it's own) people (in doubt)?

Action taken!
 

Ben Oscarsito (349)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:25 am
Troy Davis execution: repeated trips to death chamber "amount to torture".
(The Guardian, September 21)
Troy Davis has come close to being executed four times – and human rights campaigners describe effects of multiple exposure to imminent judicial death as 'horrendous'
Should the execuction of Troy Davis go ahead on Wednesday night as expected, it would be the fourth occasion he has come within a short time of being administered with lethal drugs in as many years.
On 23 September 2008, Davis came within 90 minutes of execution. He was taken off the gurney after the US supreme court intervened.

That was his second execution date. On 16 July 2007 he was granted a stay just one day before he was due to die, and on 24 October 2008, at the third attempt to kill him, he was spared temporarily three days before his execution date.
Experts in death row and its psychological impact on prisoners say that such multiple exposure to imminent judicial death is tantamount to a form of torture. It can induce post-traumatic stress disorder, and human rights campaigners say it should be classified as cruel and unnatural treatment that should be banned, irrespective of the guilt or innocence of the prisoner.
Stuart Grassian, a psychiatrist with extensive experience of treating death row inmates, has had patients who came within hours of death but were later proven to have been innocent. "I have watched what happens to them, and the effects are horrendous. People suffer immeasurably."

One of his patients came close to being executed on the electric chair. "The image of burning up in the chair stayed with him for years afterwards."
Brian Evans, a death row specialist with the US branch of Amnesty, pointed out that under international law, mock executions were considered to be a form of torture. "Troy Davis's treatment was not a mock execution, but it has had the same effect. Especially when he has come within hours of death, and said his final goodbyes – that is certainly similar to torture."
To be continued:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/20/troy-davis-execution-room-torture
 

Ben Oscarsito (349)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:42 am
Europeans Urge US to Halt Davis Execution. (ABC News)
European legislators and activists are making a last-minute appeal to the state of Georgia to refrain from executing convicted cop killer Troy Davis.

Davis' expected execution has drawn widespread criticism in Europe. Amnesty International and other groups are planning a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Paris later Wednesday.
Davis was convicted of killing a police officer but says he did not commit the crime.

Renate Wohlwend of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly noted doubts raised about Davis' conviction. She says "to carry out this irrevocable act now would be a terrible mistake which could lead to a tragic injustice."
Davis' lawyers have not ruled out filing one last legal appeal.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
ATLANTA (AP) — Convicted cop killer Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for a crime he says he did not commit.
Vigils outside Georgia's death chamber were set. Protests were planned. Davis' attorneys said he was willing to take a polygraph test if the pardons board would consider its results. And they didn't rule out filing one last legal appeal, though they know it's a long shot...
To be continued:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/condemned-ga-inmate-support-hope-14567322
...Now I don't know what more to do, or say -This seems to be a very sad day...
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:43 am
How can a supposedly advanced compassionate country even have the death penalty and to apply it willy-nilly to scapegoats like this poor soul is totally baffling.
 

De L. (321)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:22 am
Gladly signed. Whatever happened to "until PROVEN guilty"??? Most of the "eyewitnesses" have recanted??? The Justice System really needs to look more closely at those who are in the seats of power. Everyone has a boss and that particular one is NOT looking closely enough!!!
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:29 am
Signed. It is not the first time that the United States have condemned scapegoats like Troy Davis. I sincerely hope he won't be exécuted. And the US are called 'land of the free'? What a shame.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:33 am
Signed
 

Naoko I. (260)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:19 am
Thanks all, I'm truely overwhelmed by such a compassionate response from so many respected and trusted members of this community. And it is really an internanal call to halt the execution of a possibly (or very likely) innocent person.
I'd admit that I don't know much about the man, Troy Davis. I haven't been following the case like some others (so I'm a little ashamed and upset by so many green stars on my way). But this much I know. If there is any doubt, there must not be a killing of a man (of course woman, either) in the name of execution (law enforcement).
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:59 am

A message from Equal Justice USA:
 
"Troy Davis is scheduled for execution tonight at 7pm EST in Atlanta – despite the heavy cloud of doubt around his guilt.
 
This case has been going on for 20 years but the volume hasn’t faded. It’s only gotten louder.
 
Even after yesterday’s decision by the Georgia parole board to deny clemency, thousands more citizens joined the three-quarters of a million who had already signed petitions, called, faxed, and emailed the board members asking them to stop this execution.
 
Thousands more publicly demonstrated last night in protests that sprang up across the country. EJUSA’s Cheryl Mantia spoke at the NYC protest. Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
 
Now there are only a few hours left. It is, however, enough time for the parole board to change their minds. There is also still time for courts to intervene. Davis’ lawyers have filed a last ditch appeal today.
 
You can help keep the pressure on by e-mailing the parole board members or faxing their office at (404) 651-8502 – even if you have already - to ask them to reconsider their decision to deny clemency to Troy Davis.
 
Thank you for staying with this story and for everything you have done to speak out. We will keep you posted with any new developments as they arise.
 
Towards Justice,
Emma
on behalf of all of EJUSA"
 
(Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) is a national leader in the movement to halt executions. We work state by state to train and empower grassroots leaders to advocate for a more fair and humane criminal justice system)
 
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:25 am
 
Just received from ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism):
 
The Obama/Holder Justice Department should launch a federal civil rights investigation right now into the case of Troy Davis and seek a stay of his execution that is scheduled for tonight at 7pm.
 
President Obama, who routinely lectures sovereign governments abroad about civil rights and human rights issues within their countries, has until now said nothing to the state government of Georgia that allowed racist police forces to intimidate and coerce witnesses in the effort to execute an innocent Black man.
 
It’s not too late to act. The clock is ticking before an innocent man is put to death.
 
Send a letter right this second to President Obama and Attorney General Holder insisting that he speak up and use the authority of the Presidency to prevent this outrage. Tell President Obama to order a Federal Civil Rights investigation into the case of Troy Davis.
 
You can also call the White House switchboard and tell them that you want President Obama to initiate a federal civil rights investigation and seek a stay of execution. Call the White House at 202-456-1414.
 
 
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:35 am
Thanks Carole...

I have sent it again...

Thank you for taking action. Your email to the Georgia State Board of Pardones & Paroles has been sent.
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:36 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks for posting.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:40 am
Cheers Carole again... done

Tell Pres. Obama and Attorney General Holder: Save Troy Davis!

Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us as well.
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
President Barack Obama
 

Naoko I. (260)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:45 am
Thanks Jelica and Just *C* for posting other petitions. Have signed many, still signing the remaining ones.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:19 am
I have signed, signed , signed. I pray that his life is spared. I feel so awful for him, what he has had to go through.
 

Georgia L. (208)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:11 am
This man deserves a new trial. If you don't think it could happen to anyone of you, read the Innocent Man by John Grisham or any of the' preschool sexual abuse hysteria' cases of the 80s.
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:30 am
http://abcnews.go.com/US/troy-davis-execution-incites-twitter-outrage-protests-worldwide/story?id=14571862

In the 24 hours before his scheduled death, a flurry of messages on Twitter using the hashtags #TroyDavis and #TooMuchDoubt showed thousands of supporters of Davis who were intent on flooding the Jackson Distirct Attorney's office, Georgia Judge Penny Freezeman's office, and the U.S. Attorney General's office with phone calls and emails to beg for a stay on the execution.
Some users accused Twitter of blocking the topic from trending on Tuesday, though a representative from Twitter told ABC News there was no such action taken. The hashtags were trending today in cities around the US as well as Germany, the UK, Sweden, and France. Many Tweets called the case a symbol of a return to Jim Crow laws and racial inequalities in the justice system.

Big Boi, a member of the group Outkast, tweeted to his followers to go to the Georgia state prison in Jackson to protest the decision. The Roots' Questlove tweeted a similar message.

A 3 p.m. press conference held by the NAACP and the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will call for intervention to save Davis. The NAACP has not made it clear whether they will appeal to President Obama for help.

Amnesty International, which has been fighting on behalf of Davis, encouraged supporters to attend a vigil at the church across the street from the prison at 5:30 p.m. and a protest at 6 p.m., and asked participants to wear a black armband and write on it, "Not in my name!"

Wendy Gozen Brown, a spokeswoman for Amnesty International, said that Troy Davis would want the protests to remain peaceful.

"In this type of situation, there's always the potential for it to go awry, with certain groups, angry rhetoric. But Troy Davis would want people to keep fighting peacefully, for him and for, as he would put it, all of the other Troy Davis's out there."

Others who have voiced support for Davis include former president Jimmy Carter, the pope and a former FBI director.

Davis's execution has been stayed four times for appeals since his conviction in 1989, and the Supreme Court gave him a rare chance to prove his innocence last year, but rejected his plea.

A Georgia board of pardons and paroles rejected Davis's plea for clemency on Tuesday.

The parole board said today that it will not reconsider its decision and the execution will go forward.
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:31 am
BBC News
"International protests

While vigils have been scheduled at both the Georgia state capitol and the jail, protests have taken on an international dimension since Monday's decision to deny clemency.

The Council of Europe has called for Davis' sentence to be commuted.

Renate Wohlwend of the Council's Parliamentary Assembly said: "To carry out this irrevocable act now would be a terrible mistake which could lead to a tragic injustice."

Amnesty International and other groups have planned protests at the US embassies in Paris and London.

Davis also counts as supporters Pope Benedict XVI and former US President Jimmy Carter, as well as US conservative figures like representative Bob Barr and former FBI Director William Sessions."
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 10:41 am
I read also:
"Mr MacPhail's relatives said they were relieved by the Georgia pardons board’s decision. 'That's what we wanted, and that's what we got,' said Anneliese MacPhail, the victim's mother. 'We wanted to get it over with, and for him to get his punishment.'

'Justice was finally served for my father,' said Mark MacPhail Jr., who was an infant when his father was gunned down. 'The truth was finally heard.'

'He has had ample time to prove his innocence,' said Mr MacPhail's widow, Joan MacPhail-Harris. 'And he is not innocent.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

I'm speechless
It makes me crying more than any other news - how somebody can be so evil? after so many years? even if they're convinced that Troy was the murderer... I don't say they should forgive, they should forget because it's impossible but the revenge doesn't change anything...

 

Cam V. (417)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:20 am
Done! Don't believe in the death penalty myself. Glad we do not have it here in Canada.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:40 am
You cannot currently send a star to Pat because you have done so within the last week.
What you said Pat G. is exactly the same mentality.

Carole I can't send you a star either but I sign everything you put here same as Jelica, bless her heart for all the links she left, most I got but there may be new people who haven't seen any of them yet.

As long as he is alive we must not stop! But I must say, that I keep finding myself looking at that clock today and I feel sick, that I live in a Country that would execute a potentially innocent person. Where is MERCY?

I keep thinking about Troy, his family, and I think about the family of the slain Officer. I think to myself, for this moment they may find some comfort in this execution for they feel it is Justice. But I think they will in time find it a hollow justice and the comfort to be short lived.

I also think that if this eventually is proven beyound a doubt, which there is much doubt now, that this man is truly innocent, then how will this family feel knowing a man who did not kill their loved one was murdered. Then they will know that some other individual actually took the life of their loved one and caused a murder of another. How then will this sit upon their lives?

You are correct Canadians, do not follow down the road to this tragic course. Is what people don't realize when they WANT certain things, like the Death Penalty. It sounds good in the context of heinous crimes that people do commit, however, it can also be misused, and when it is, just remember the next time your loved one might be wrongly convicted.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:44 am
Don't know what is going on but only parts of my comment took.......so here it is in full.......crazy but it didn't sound right with missing parts and well....I just couldn't leave it looking that way. Hope it takes this time.

You cannot currently send a star to Pat because you have done so within the last week.
What you said Pat G. is exactly the same mentality.
Carole I can't send you a star either but I sign everything you put here same as Jelica, bless her heart for all the links she left, most I got but there may be new people who haven't seen any of them yet.

As long as he is alive we must not stop! But I must say, that I keep finding myself looking at that clock today and I feel sick, that I live in a Country that would execute a potentially innocent person. Where is MERCY?

I keep thinking about Troy, his family, and I think about the family of the slain Officer. I think to myself, for this moment they may find some comfort in this execution for they feel it is Justice. But I think they will in time find it a hollow justice and the comfort to be short lived.

I also think that if this eventually is proven beyound a doubt, which there is much doubt now, that this man is truly innocent, then how will this family feel knowing a man who did not kill their loved one was murdered. Then they will know that some other individual actually took the life of their loved one and caused a murder of another. How then will this sit upon their lives?

You are correct Canadians, do not follow down the road to this tragic course. Is what people don't realize when they WANT certain things, like the Death Penalty. It sounds good in the context of heinous crimes that people do commit, however, it can also be misused, and when it is, just remember the next time your loved one might be wrongly convicted.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:58 am
 
Excerpts from Democracy Now!
 
Fate of Troy Anthony Davis Hangs in the Balance as Supporters Seek Last-Minute Halt to Execution
 
The State of Georgia is preparing to execute Troy Anthony Davis in one of the most high-profile executions in the United States in years.  Davis is scheduled to be killed by lethal ejection at 7:00 p.m. EDT, one day after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected clemency.
 
Democracy Now! will air a special broadcast from outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.
 
Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of off-duty white police officer Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there is no physical evidence tying Davis to the crime scene. In a new development, Davis has asked state prison officials and the pardons board to allow him to take a polygraph test today.
 
Some supporters of Davis are now calling for a general strike or "sick out" by the staff at the Georgia prison where the execution is set to occur.
 
We speak with Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, and Robert Rooks, the director of the NAACP’s Criminal Justice Program. "I have been working on the death penalty for more than 30 years," Cox says. "I’ve never seen a case where there is so much significant doubt about the guilt or innocence of the person that the state of Georgia wants to put to death."
 
Rooks, who met with Davis in prison on Tuesday, says Davis is holding out hope to remain alive but says the fight against the death penalty should continue no matter the outcome.
 
"You have a choice," Rooks quotes Davis as saying. "’You can either fold up your bags after tomorrow and go home, or you can stand and continue this fight."
 
[See article for video and more information]
 
 
 

Latonya W. (83)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:01 pm
I will be devasted if they kill this poor man.......
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:08 pm
 
Just received from ANSWER:
 
More than 4,000 letters sent in first 3 hours to Pres. Obama and Attorney General Holder . . . Save Troy Davis!
 
Let's keep up the pressure! Since we issued an appeal at 11:15am Eastern Time, more than 4,000 letters have been sent on behalf of Troy Davis. If you have not sent a letter yet, send one right now. If you've already sent a letter, share this with everyone you know urging them to take action. Time is running out.
 
Send a letter to President Obama and Attorney General Holder demanding a federal civil rights investigation that could stay tonight’s execution of Troy Davis.
 
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:50 pm
 
Troy Davis: 10 reasons why he should not be executed
 
With just a few hours to go until Troy Davis is executed in Georgia, despite serious doubts about his guilt, here are 10 reasons why the death sentence should not be carried out.
 
In 2007, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the body which has the final say in the state on whether executions should go ahead, made a solemn promise. Troy Davis, the prisoner who is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7pm local time on Wednesday, would never be put to death unless there was "no doubt" about his guilt.
 
Here are 10 reasons why the board – which decided on Tuesday to allow the execution to go ahead – has failed to deliver on its promise and why a man who is very possibly innocent will be killed in the name of American justice.
 
1. Of the nine witnesses who appeared at Davis's 1991 trial who said they had seen Davis beating up a homeless man in a dispute over a bottle of beer and then shooting to death a police officer, Mark MacPhail, who was acting as a good samaritan, seven have since recanted their evidence.
 
2. One of those who recanted, Antoine Williams, subsequently revealed they had no idea who shot the officer and that they were illiterate – meaning they could not read the police statements that they had signed at the time of the murder in 1989. Others said they had falsely testified that they had overheard Davis confess to the murder.
 
3. Many of those who retracted their evidence said that they had been cajoled by police into testifying against Davis. Some said they had been threatened with being put on trial themselves if they did not co-operate.
 
4. Of the two of the nine key witnesses who have not changed their story publicly, one has kept silent for the past 20 years and refuses to talk, and the other is Sylvester Coles. Coles was the man who first came forward to police and implicated Davis as the killer. But over the past 20 years evidence has grown that Coles himself may be the gunman and that he was fingering Davis to save his own skin.
 
5. In total, nine people have come forward with evidence that implicates Coles. Most recently, on Monday the George Board of Pardons and Paroles heard from Quiana Glover who told the panel that in June 2009 she had heard Coles, who had been drinking heavily, confess to the murder of MacPhail.
 
6. Apart from the witness evidence, most of which has since been cast into doubt, there was no forensic evidence gathered that links Davis to the killing.
 
7. In particular, there is no DNA evidence of any sort. The human rights group the Constitution Project points out that three-quarters of those prisoners who have been exonerated and declared innocent in the US were convicted at least in part on the basis of faulty eyewitness testimony.
 
8. No gun was ever found connected to the murder. Coles later admitted that he owned the same type of .38-calibre gun that had delivered the fatal bullets, but that he had given it away to another man earlier on the night of the shooting.
 
9. Higher courts in the US have repeatedly refused to grant Davis a retrial on the grounds that he had failed to "prove his innocence". His supporters counter that where the ultimate penalty is at stake, it should be for the courts to be beyond any reasonable doubt of his guilt.
 
10. Even if you set aside the issue of Davis's innocence or guilt, the manner of his execution tonight is cruel and unnatural. If the execution goes ahead as expected, it would be the fourth scheduled execution date for this prisoner. In 2008 he was given a stay just 90 minutes before he was set to die. Experts in death row say such multiple experiences with imminent death is tantamount to torture.
 
Send a letter to President Obama and Attorney General Holder demanding a federal civil rights investigation that could stay tonight’s execution of Troy Davis.
 
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:04 pm
 
From Center for Constitutional Rights:
 
Sadly, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole refused to grant clemency for Troy Davis and he is scheduled to be executed today. There are still four things we can do that might make a difference:
 
1. Fax or call the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole demanding that reconsider its decision and grant Troy clemency. Phone: 404:656-0693 or 404-656-5651 Fax: 404-651-8502
 
2. Fax or Call Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm and ask him to urge the local judge to vacate the death warrant. Phone: 912-652-7308  Fax: 912-652-7328
 
3. Call the local judge Penny Haas Freeseman at 912-652-7252 and ask her to vacate the death warrant.
 
4. Call the Governor, Nathan Deal at 404-656-1776 and ask him to use his influence to encourage the board to grant Troy Davis clemency.
 
 
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:38 pm
Thank you so much Carole and everyone... Just received an answer...

Equal Justice USA http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/1972/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8131
In the past few hours the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has received thousands more emails and faxes asking them to intervene in the execution of Troy Davis, scheduled for 7pm tonight.

The board has received so many messages that their systems actually shut down.

Requests for a polygraph test and another hearing before the pardons board have been rejected but Davis’ lawyers are still trying all the legal avenues left to them.

In these final hours, we must try to appeal to anyone who might make an impact on whether this execution goes forward. Here are some more actions you can take:

1. Email, fax or call the Parole Board and ask them to reconsider their decision and grant Troy clemency. Fax: 404-651-8502 and 404-651-6670 (try both as they will be busy), Phone: 404-656-0693 and 404-656-5651

2. Fax or call the Savannah District Attorney, Larry Chisolm, and ask him to urge the local judge to vacate the execution warrant. Fax: 912-652-7328, Phone: 912-652-7308.

3. Call the local judge, Penny Haas Freesman, and ask her to vacate the warrant. Phone: (912) 652-7252

4. Call the Governor, Nathan Deal, and ask him to use his influence to encourage the board to grant clemency. Phone: 404-656-1776.

6. Join vigils tonight in locations across the US.

The impending deadline is frightening but - while we still have some time - we must remain strong and focused. Thank you for your continued commitment.

Towards Justice,
Emma
on behalf of all of EJUSA
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:41 pm
Sorry Carole, I didn't refresh the page and I have repeated.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 2:40 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:09 pm
Troy Davis, an American convicted two decades ago of killing an off-duty policeman, has urged opponents of the death penalty to fight on after he is executed Wednesday following a failed bid for clemency.

"The struggle for justice doesn't end with me," Davis said in a letter to supporters released to the public via Amnesty International USA after his legal appeal was refused.

"This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me," he said in the message.

"I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I've taken my last breath."

There was no physical evidence tying Davis, then 20-years-old, to the shooting and several witnesses at his trial later recanted their testimony.

 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:12 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has refused to halt the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys.

Davis' attorney Brian Kammer said a Butts County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Davis.

Davis is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday for the killing of off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail.

His attorneys filed an appeal earlier in the day challenging ballistics evidence linking Davis to the crime and eyewitness testimony identifying Davis as the shooter. They say the evidence was "egregiously false and misleading."

For those who pray.....it would appear that is all we have left for the man.
 

Valentina M. (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:14 pm
Signed!
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:17 pm
Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us

their mailbox is not full yet
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:17 pm
 
I'm watching the Democracy Now! live telecast . . . Please respect Troy, and his family, and do the same:
 
http://www.democracynow.org/
 
 
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:22 pm
Corrections Officials Sign-On for Troy Davis
Date of Publication:
09/21/2011

Media Contact: Ron McAndrew, 352-342-1450 (EST) and Jeanne Woodford, 415-243-0143 (PST)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA-This morning, six retired corrections officials, including Dr. Allen Ault, retired Director of the Georgia Department of Corrections and former Warden of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison where he oversaw executions for the state, have sent the following letter to Georgia Corrections Officials and Governor Nathan Deal asking them to urge the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider the decision they made on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to deny Troy Davis Clemency despite concerns about his guilt. Davis is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm at Georgia Diagnostics & Classifications Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Statement:
We write to you as former wardens and corrections officials who have had direct involvement in executions. Like few others in this country, we understand that you have a job to do in carrying out the lawful orders of the judiciary. We also understand, from our own personal experiences, the awful lifelong repercussions that come from participating in the execution of prisoners. While most of the prisoners whose executions we participated in accepted responsibility for the crimes for which they were punished, some of us have also executed prisoners who maintained their innocence until the end. It is those cases that are most haunting to an executioner.

We write to you today with the overwhelming concern that an innocent person could be executed in Georgia tonight. We know the legal process has exhausted itself in the case of Troy Anthony Davis, and yet, doubt about his guilt remains. This very fact will have an irreversible and damaging impact on your staff. Many people of significant standing share these concerns, including, notably, William Sessions, Director of the FBI under President Ronald Reagan.

Living with the nightmares is something that we know from experience. No one has the right to ask a public servant to take on a lifelong sentence of nagging doubt, and for some of us, shame and guilt. Should our justice system be causing so much harm to so many people when there is an alternative?

We urge you to ask the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider their decision. Should that fail, we urge you to unburden yourselves and your staff from the pain of participating in such a questionable execution to the extent possible by allowing any personnel so inclined to opt-out of activities related to the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Further, we urge you to provide appropriate counseling to personnel who do choose to perform their job functions related to the execution. If we may be of assistance to you moving forward, please do not hesitate to call upon any of us.

Respectfully and collegially,

Allen Ault – Retired Warden, Georgia Diagnostic & Classifications Prison
Terry Collins – Retired Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Ron McAndrew – Retired Warden, Florida State Prison
Dennis O’Neill - Retired Warden, Florida State Prison
Reginald Wilkinson – Retired Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Jeanne Woodford – Retired Warden, San Quentin State Prison

http://www.schr.org/action/resources/corrections_officials_sign_on_for_troy_davis
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:38 pm
I'm watching Carole, Al Sharpton is on stating they will be in Washington Friday to start the process to change the fact that one must have more than eye witnesses to condemn someone to death....and to name this after Troy Davis.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:43 pm

"There is so much doubt; there is TOO much doubt!"

 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:49 pm
I'M WATCHING GEORGIA
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:52 pm

NO! THIS CANNOT HAPPEN!

 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 3:57 pm

Troy: "They may take my body, but they can't take my spirit."

DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN!
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:02 pm
I still don't belive it would happen
it's 7pm in Georgia
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:03 pm


I am calling on every conscious being to call for THE END OF THE DEATH PENALTY!

(I am so sad.)

 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:06 pm

HE RECEIVED A STAY!

(I'm beside myself.)

 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:06 pm
OMG.......HE GOT A STAY.......

At the very last minute.......

I've tears coming down my eyes.........he still has a chance!
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:08 pm
Carole you and I hit at the exact same time on this thread......

Now there is confusion......they don't know for sure......this is awful.......
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:09 pm

What? (Now, they're saying he didn't?)

 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:12 pm

Now, it's a "temporary reprieve."

 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:13 pm

So now, we wait . . . and we hope.

(Again.)

 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:14 pm
it's just cruel
shame on you who support death penalty
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:26 pm
I must leave.....I must go get some groceries, it is cooler here now and need to go before the store closes. I will check this thread when I come back and pray that it allows Troy to live.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:29 pm

I love your spirit, Sheryl; and until I receive proof of his death, I do NOT ACCEPT that this country allowed him to be murdered by his state, while there was this much doubt.

 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:33 pm

More than anything, I am so sorry for what he's being subjected to.

All humans know that the consequence of life is eventual death . . .

But those circumstances are met through sudden circumstance, or as a result of a prolonged illness, but -- to face death (in the public observance) minute, by minute . . . and then (for the 4th time) to be saved, is beyond cruel.

If Troy is not meant to be executed, at least let him live the rest of his life in prison.

 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:33 pm
And still he waits!!! :0(

Still praying, hoping and watching....

Hi guys...
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:47 pm

I'm NOT LEAVING UNTIL I KNOW HE IS SAFE!

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:51 pm
Could take a week, Carole.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:53 pm
Did I hear a possible 7 day repreive...?

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:01 pm
Yes. a reprieve can be from several minutes up to seven days. Troy is on hold, now, which is very cruel, considering he may be executed any minute if supreme court decide so.

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:06 pm
Keep fighting!

Color of Change: Keep fighting to save Troy Davis
To execute Troy would go against the basic principles of the American criminal justice system. Please join us in calling on Georgia officials to uphold the values they were sworn to protect by stopping Troy Davis' execution.

Equal Justice: Stop the execution of Troy Davis
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:16 pm

Then, we'll deal with that.

BUT, it is totally UNACCEPTABLE that he, and his family, should continue to be subjected to the cruelty of watching a constantly clicking minute hand, and awaiting the governmental frivolous decision of his last moment of life.

Who, of all us readers, lives our own (while, agreeably, unpredictable) life under the spector of public opinion and the frivolity of political maneuvering?

(Seems much like a magnified fly, rather than an empowered human, eh?)

 

Freya H. (313)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:23 pm
SIGNED!!! I fear that, if Davis is executed, Georgia will have some bad karma coming to the whole state--
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:37 pm
Thanks Jelica...

This is pure wickedness...

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:46 pm
Let's hope for a new trial. I don't know if supreme court can order this.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:18 pm

This is barbaric -- much in comparison to gladiators vs. lions in Roman times.

(And we dare to call this country civilized . . . and to dictate to other countries what is "acceptable" behavior?)

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:25 pm
US Supreme Court phone: 202 479 3000. I understand that Judge Thomas is pushing for Troy.

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast:
Troy Davis Scheduled Execution in Georgia
(thanks Just C.!)
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:25 pm
And this isn't cruel and unusual?
I agree with the speaker this is grotesque. We so need to get rid of this way of dealing out so called justice.

We are on par with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan in dealing out the Death Penalty.....
Yet other Countries similar to us do not do the death penalty.

We are also the only Country that doesn't give our citizens medical care.
Why is it the United States is so fixated on death and not life?

Why is it so many cheered at the debates when execution was mentioned?
Why is it acceptable when Ron Paul states, well if the 30 year old doesn't have medical insurance.
whoops....
he looses, was his bad luck or poor choice.....let him die. Really?

What is wrong with our Country?

We, as individuals who make up this Country called the United States best do some deep soul searching.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:44 pm
THE MERCY SEAT
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:01 pm
BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:02 pm
Thank you for taking action
Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.

Amnesty International works worldwide to defend human rights and uphold human dignity. We need your support now more than ever. If you have a moment, please give a donation today. Any amount will help.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:03 pm
Noted
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:25 pm
The Supreme Court has decided not to block the Execution of Troy Davis. AP News
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:31 pm
When I heard that Clarence Thomas was the one to look into this I knew it was over for Troy.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:36 pm
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Davis Execution

 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:42 pm
High Court Refuses to Block Troy Davis Execution
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: September 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Supreme Court late Wednesday rejected an 11th-hour request to block the execution of Troy Davis, who convinced hundreds of thousands of people but not the justice system of his innocence in the murder of an off-duty police officer.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 7:56 pm
This is heartbreaking. It is like the State of Georgia was hell bent on killing someone, guilty or not. This is a dark dark mark on the United States and very shameful. I do not at all feel good about being a citizen of this Country tonight.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:12 pm
At least, Americans managed to get the world attention. Many other governments do the same ordeals in silence. USA may be down, but your people still can raise their voice and make a point. I love you for that.

(this is very emotional moment... I may not be rational and articulate right now)


 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:18 pm
11:08 Troy Davis was killed.. America's Shame just keeps growing.
Troy is being sacrificed so fools can play God..
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:19 pm
"I do not at all feel good about being a citizen of this Country tonight. " I've been feeling that way for some time now Dandelion..
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:21 pm
It is done.

Let us hope that the spotlight on how barbaric this is allows us to rid ourselves of the Death Penalty.
Let his death not be in vain.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:33 pm
Barbara, I haven't felt good about many things either. However, as insane as it all is, I say, money talks. In this who makes out financially on this? With the eyes of the world on this case, with so many speaking out, with it having so much doubt, I just felt how can this possibly go forward. This truly is senseless, this doesn't at all benefit anyone, and the family who thinks they got some satisfaction will be short lived and at the expense of a most likely innocent man, this whole Country and humanity in general.

This is new low for this Country and as I said earlier I hope everyone does some deep soul searching. We kill our own, we send our own off to kill others, and we torture, this is NOT the Country my Father fought for in WWII. I'm glad he isn't alive to see this disgrace.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:46 pm
"When Troy saw that more than 250,000 Change.org members signed a petition that was delivered to the board in his name, he called to tell me he was deeply moved. He told me he knew that he had supporters around the world, but he had no idea that the support was that widespread.""
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:52 pm
This is not why my loved ones served this nation either Dandelion. This is not the country of my birth..When did "We" turn away and justice & compassion die?
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:59 pm
The message above in quotes was from Troys sister. Democracy Now has photos with Troy and his loved ones with Billie Holiday singing "Strange Fruits".. How appropriate.. "Strange Fruits" If you don't know Billies background check it out.

Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday
Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
Blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
The scent of magnolia sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
for the rain to gather
for the wind to suck
for the sun to rot
for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Composed by Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan)
Originally sung by: Billie Holiday
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:13 pm
The state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis.

Dear Jelica,

I've been down here at death row, and we just heard the horrific news.

After a torturous delay of more than 4 hours, the state of Georgia has just killed Troy Anthony Davis.

My heart is heavy. I am sad and angry. The state of Georgia has proven what we already know. Governments cannot be trusted with the awful power over life and death.

Today, Georgia didn't just kill Troy Davis, they killed the faith and confidence that many Georgians, Americans and Troy Davis supporters worldwide used to have in our criminal justice system.

Wende, on our Abolish the Death Penalty Campaign team, met with Troy Davis yesterday to convey the support that he has had from all of you. He asked us to deliver this message back to you:

"The struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace."

Let's take a moment to honor the life of Troy Davis and Mark MacPhail. Then, let's take all of our difficult feelings and re-double our commitment to abolition of the death penalty.

Please pledge to continue this fight because it is far from over.

This Friday at 7 pm EST, please join us for a special call to discuss Troy Davis' case, what your work means for the death penalty abolition movement as a whole and what we can do next.

I am Troy Davis. You are Troy Davis. We will not stop fighting for justice.

Thank you for everything you have done to make your voice heard.

In Solidarity,
Laura Moye
Director, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign
Amnesty International USA
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:16 pm
Dear J,

The state of Georgia killed Troy Davis tonight.

Despite so much doubt about Troy Davis's guilt -- including seven witnesses who changed or recanted their testimony, and three jurors who convicted Troy who later asked that his life be spared -- Georgia's parole board decided he should die. And so tonight at 11:08 Eastern Time, he was killed by lethal injection.

His sister, Kim Davis, wanted to tell you what her brother said before he died:

"When Troy saw that more than 250,000 Change.org members signed a petition that was delivered to the board in his name, he called to tell me he was deeply moved. He told me he knew that he had supporters around the world, but he had no idea that the support was that widespread."

Kim has said that she'll keep fighting, for the next Troy Davis and the one after that. And she knows so many of us will join her in this fight.

Troy Davis was not alone when he died. Thank you for standing with him.

- Patrick and the entire Change.org team

P.S. Troy's case has brought international attention to deep, long-existing flaws in our criminal justice system. If you're interested in becoming more involved in advocacy around the death penalty, visit Amnesty International, The Innocence Project, or the NAACP. You can also start your own campaign on this issue on Change.org.
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:21 pm
Dear Jelica,

Right now I am mourning. I am sad, outraged, and angry. I am full of emotions I can’t even name. I know many people like you feel the same way right now.

Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia tonight, at 11:08pm EST after an awful, 4-hour roller coaster in which the Supreme Court delayed the execution but then refused to issue a stay.

The case against Davis fell apart years ago. Now he is gone but the heavy cloud of doubt about his guilt still hangs over all of us.

We have been grieving the loss of Officer MacPhail and wishing for peace for his family. Tonight another family begins their mourning.

If you would like to send along a note of condolence to the Davis family, EJUSA is collecting messages and will deliver them later this week.

Thank you for everything you did to try and prevent this terrible moment from happening.

Davis’ case inspired faith leaders from across the globe, political leaders from across the ideological spectrum, and hundreds of thousands of citizens to speak out for justice. We demonstrated a powerful show of unity and strength that we will carry forward.

Today is a painful one. But tomorrow is a new day. And we must keep fighting.

Towards Justice,
Emma
on behalf of all of EJUSA
 

Jelica R. (157)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 9:27 pm
Dear Jelica,

Tonight the State of Georgia has killed an innocent man.

In recent weeks, we fought hard for the commutation of Troy Davis' sentence. More than one million of your petitions were delivered. Protests, rallies and vigils were organized around the globe. Tonight, we fasted and prayed together as a community.

I have spent the past week with Troy's family. He wanted the world to know that he understood that this struggle goes beyond just one man. Troy was prepared to die tonight. As he said again and again, the state of Georgia only held the power to take his physical body. They could not take his spirit, because he gave his life to God.

Let's remember and heed Troy's words: We must not let them kill our spirit, either.

Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States. The world will remember the name of Troy Anthony Davis. In death he will live on as a symbol of a broken justice system that kills an innocent man while a murderer walks free.

The world will remember Troy's name, as the death penalty supporters who expressed doubt in this case begin to doubt an entire system that can execute a man amidst so many unanswered questions.

The world will remember Troy's name, as death penalty opponents who remained silent in the past realize that their silence is no longer an option.

The world will remember Troy's name because we will commemorate September 21st each year as both a solemn anniversary and a call to action. The night they put Troy Davis to death will become an annual reminder that justice will not be achieved until we end this brutal practice of capital punishment.

"This movement," Troy said, "started before I was born." After tonight, our movement will grow stronger until we succeed in destroying the death penalty in the United States once and for all.

I know you will join me. Together we will secure his legacy, and the world will remember the name Troy Anthony Davis.

In solidarity,

Ben Jealous
NAACP
 

Ameer T. (24)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:29 pm
Troy Davis a black man being sentenced to death without absolute evidence to convict him and the courts not reconsidering.

Search also for another Davis. Raymond Davis: An American Black Water Operative working in Pakistan under cover and who killed two young unarmed boys in a busy market, on suspicion and out of fear and acting PRE-EMPTIVELY. There were many witnesses who saw him do it too and testified. The US created a cover story for him, tried to bring him into diplomatic immunity and failed, tried to justify self defense and failed, Bribed the witnesses and eventually used the good old American Muscle by threatening to cut off the funds to Pakistan from the Keri Luger bill if Pakistan did not release the Black Op. Eventually Pakistan gave in and in two weeks Raymond Davis was flown back to the US. No trial, no testimonies, no case. Being White and an American appears to be a "get out jail free card."

Two Davises one black, one white, same charge, two outcomes. hypocrisy.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:08 am
Ameer... i couldn't agree with you more. I have just got up and I cannot believe that the US justice
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:11 am
My comment was cut off.....

Ameer... i couldn't agree with you more. I have just got up and I cannot believe that the US justice
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:12 am
My comment was cut off again

 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:18 am
My comment kept getting cut off... so I put it here instead...

Ameer... I couldn't agree with you more. I have just got up and I cannot believe that the US justice
 

Dorothy P. (1)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:42 am
Remember people your signatures and comments for this petition on behalf of Troy was not done in vain. To Troy and the many others who fought hard for their innocence, Rest in Peace.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 2:23 am


My comment kept getting cut off...

Ameer... I couldn't agree with you more. I have just got up and I cannot believe that the US justice
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 3:34 am
USA = civilized and modern? Never ever.
USA = mediaval, brudal, states of mercyless revenge.
USA = last western nation with death penalty

Abolish Death Penalty immediately
 

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:18 am
SHAME ON YOU
 

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:26 am
the prison should have been burnt down last night before they killed Troy - it's only the prove that we humans are disgrace
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:45 am
There is no US Justice System only US Murder System....

RIP Troy Davis

I AM TROY DAVIS....
 

Morris G. (18)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:52 am
I think Davis should have gotten a life sentence instead, but his case was examined by many courts including the supreme court, parole boards, governors, etc for 20 years. There were many different races of people in this process. He was convicted by a jury that was made up of a majority of African-Americans. In each hearing they did not believe him to be innocent. So I have to believe that with all this review he was indeed guilty.
Still I wish they had communted his sentence to life, but that did not happen.
Now in Iran they have addmitted to the execution of many students arrested for protesting against the government less than 2 years ago.. People who did nothing more than gather to protest their repressive government. The Davis case was reviewed for 20 years before he was executed.
 

Andreas Haase (14)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 5:02 am
Thank you Carole.
 

Naoko I. (260)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 7:25 am
Thanks Jelica. I signed and shared "Not In My Name Pledge".
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:21 am
 
If there was anything I learned from yesterday's tragedy it is that the death penalty MUST be abolished.  As such, I have decided to be more active in that cause.  In addition to taking the Amnesty International "Not In My Name" pledge, I have also signed up with NCADP, who was quite active on Troy's behalf.
 
I submit the following for your consideration:
 

Official NCADP Statement:
 
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty expresses it's deep condolences to the family of Troy Anthony Davis.
 
They have suffered immeasurably throughout this terrible process.
 
We can scarcely imagine what the family must be going through: to have the government to which they pay taxes so unjustly and unfairly take the life of someone they so dearly loved. We commend the family on the struggle they waged to bring the injustice in this case to light and to keep Troy Davis alive.
 
Today the state of Georgia denied the humanity of Troy Anthony Davis. The state of Georgia also denied the humanity of his family, whose grief and loss is real and worthy of recognition. Georgia also denied the humanity of millions of people in Georgia, across the country and the world. This execution being done in the name of the people of Georgia, indeed, in the name of all of us bound by the laws of the U.S. Constitution was done without our agreement and over our vigorous and sustained objection.
 
The effort to save the life of Troy Davis ends today but the campaign to end the death penalty begins anew, in earnest. If the people cannot control their government, if what is done in our name is done despite our objection, it is our solemn duty to work with the people of Georgia to make it right. Government must be responsible and accountable to the people - all the people equally.
 
We pledge to follow the example set by the Davis Family and Troy, to continue the fight, upholding the dignity and humanity of every person - if this is not the last execution in Georgia, it will be among the last.
 
Today, the state of Georgia has demonstrated the extreme degree to which its system of justice is broken. It cannot be sustained. We call on all who have worked so tirelessly in Georgia to prevent this travesty of justice to work equally hard with us to end the death penalty Georgia, and everywhere so that no family will again have to suffer what Troy Davis's family has suffered today.
 
Take Action!
 
 
 

Naoko I. (260)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:39 am
Thanks Just, for the link.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 10:20 am
I am signing on as well Carole. Anyone of us could have this happen if enough people got together and said you did something. Among them the "real" killer. Let us not let this man die for naught.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:23 pm
 
Democracy Now! Special Report from Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill an Innocent Man?

Troy Anthony Davis was killed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia at 11:08 p.m. EDT last night, despite widespread doubts about his guilt. The execution occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds last night, where hundreds of supporters Troy Davis held an all-day vigil in Jackson, Georgia. Today we hear the voices of Troy Davis’s sister Martina Correia, hip-hop artist Big Boi, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Ed DuBose of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, two members of the Troy Davis legal team, and more. We also hear from journalist Jon Lewis, a witness to the execution.

Watch/Listen/Read
 
 
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:37 pm

PLEASE . . .

Watch the video -- digest and assume the pain of his family -- AND VOW TO NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!

"We ARE Troy Davis!"

 

Abo r. (103)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 5:26 am
Noted and sined
 

Elisa M. (93)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:57 pm

R.I.P. Troy Davis
 

aar c. (12)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 1:00 pm
dickens said the law a ass i say the law blind deaf and full of arsehole and full of shit. let tell them its the 21 centure they might wake?
 

aar c. (12)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 1:03 pm
dicken said the law is ass i say the law deaf dumb and blind and full of arsehole as shit come out of there mouth .let tell them its the 21 centure they might wake up ?
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday September 30, 2011, 2:53 pm
 
Tomorrow, we celebrate the life of Troy Davis.
 
Thousands of his supporters and loved ones will gather at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, to honor the spirit and legacy of a man who has galvanized a global movement for justice.
 
We would like you to join us, too.
 
To accommodate the worldwide demand to mark this moment together, as a global community, Troy's family has generously allowed his funeral to be broadcast live on www.NAACP.org.
 
Beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, you will be able to share the experience with the Davis family and Troy's supporters and loved ones around the world.
 
Troy Davis: A Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Watch the service live at www.NAACP.org
 
Even in the face of death Troy understood how his story could change this country forever. In the days and weeks ahead, we will work to ensure that Troy's mission is carried out, and the brutal practice of the death penalty is abolished in this country once and for all.
 
Troy's story has touched each of our lives. Please join us tomorrow as we stand alongside his family in this time of reflection and remembrance.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Benjamin Todd Jealous President and CEO NAACP
 
 
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